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Incident Report for Case #2019-386789

Incident Type

Traffic Incident

Incident Date

09/18/2019 - 12:59 PM


Mineral Point Rd. (at Commerce Dr.)


The investigation thus far indicates there were two SUVs, side-by-side in double turn lanes going from outbound Mineral Point Rd. onto Commerce Drive. The suspect driver is inbound on Mineral Point Rd. He runs a red light at the intersection, colliding with one turning SUV. That SUV was then pushed into the second SUV. There were two people in one SUV and a solo driver in the other. The solo driver and the passenger in the other SUV were injured and taken to a hospital where they were treated and released. The deceased suspect was found to have suspected heroin and prescription pills in his car. He was in his 30's and from McFarland. It will be up to the Dane County Medical Examiner (ME) to release the cause and manner of death, as well as the name of the deceased. The crash remains under investigation by the ME and the MPD.


Last updated 09/19/2019 at 9:45 AM by PIO Joel Despain


     The MPD is on the scene of a fatal three-vehicle crash at the intersection of Mineral Point Rd. and Commerce Dr.
     Early information indicates a motorist – who was inbound on Mineral Point Rd. - ran a red light at Commerce causing the crash. He is the person who is deceased.  
     At least two others, in different vehicles, were injured and transported to a hospital.
     A MPD Traffic Investigator will be taking the lead in the investigation.

Released 09/18/2019 at 1:54 PM by PIO Joel Despain

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